August 13, 2017

Cupeño Indians

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The Cupeno spoke a dialect belonging to the Luiseno-Cahuilla branch of the Shoshonean division of the Uto-Aztecan linguistic stock.

Cupeño Indians. From Kupa, the name of one of their towns.

Location. A mountainous district on the headwaters of San Luis Rey River, not over 10 by 5 miles in extent.

Villages:  Kupa, near the famous hot springs of Warner’s Ranch. Wilakal, at San Ysidro.

Population Kroeber (1925) estimates not over 500 in 1770, and in 1910, 150. (See Alliklik.)  

Uto-Aztecan Language Family
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